Technical Expertise

The Tier 2 development team is comprised of experienced and adaptable, full stack developers. Every member of the team are adaptable which is key to the agile objective of delivering quickly and often and enables us to develop projects efficiently and effectively. And that’s not all – we achieve greater ‘conceptual integrity’ when meeting requirements because the same developer can work on both UI and back-end components.

The technologies Tier 2 Consulting use are summarised in this poster as well as the text below.

technologies used by Tier 2 - summary diagram

Tier 2 Consulting use a wide array of technologies throughout our product delivery process. These are summarised below.

UI (Web apps & mobile)

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Sass & Less
  • Javascript, including jQuery, Handlebars and Vue
  • AngularJS
  • Angular
  • TypeScript
  • Ionic Framework, including various plugins: camera, geolocation, SQLite DB, native/local storage, keyboard, local notifications, TouchID
  • Freemarker
  • Jasmine/Karma

Integration Experience

  • SCL Database, including MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, Server, Azure SQL Server
  • Intercom
  • Stripe (payment gateway)
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce
  • Mandrill/Mailchimp
  • Exari Document Assembly
  • Azure Platform (e.g. Filestore)
  • CMIS-standard CMS (e.g. Alfresco)

Backend (inc. microservices)

  • Java
  • REST/SOAP web services
  • JMS
  • Hibernate
  • Camel
  • Java Mail
  • Junit/Groovy/Spock

We also use Spring Framework projects such as:

  • Boot
  • Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
  • Context
  • Cloud config & discovery, including Eureka server and discovery
  • Data/JPA
  • Web/MVC
  • Security (including authentication/authorisation via BasicAuth, JSON web token (JWT) and LDAP)
  • Web services

Web/Application Server Platforms

  • Apache
  • IIS
  • Tomcat
  • JBoss EAP/Wildfly


Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Much of our technology is Red Hat JBoss Middleware. We can use the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) to provide simplified deployment and full Java EE performance for applications in any environment, whether on-premise or in the cloud.

We also use JBoss Fuse ESB, a lightweight, flexible integration platform that enables rapid integration across the extended enterprise.It is a distributed integration platform that provides a standardized methodology, infrastructure, and tools to integrate services, microservices, and application components. Again, this technology can be used both on-premise and in the cloud.

JBoss BPM Suite or Red Hat Process Automation Manager is a complete BPM platform that provides standards-based modelling, automation, simulation and monitoring of business processes. It includes Business Process Management (BPM), Business Rules Management (BRM), and Complex Event Processing (CEP) technologies. BPM Suite covers everything from business rules management to complex event processing.

Finally, we use Red Hat OpenShift. This secure, enterprise-grade platform provides the application architectures, platforms and services that allow organisations to bring development and operations together.

Whether you and your business need short-term, long-term or even one-off support or training; Tier 2 Consulting are here for you.


Crown Commercial Service Supplier

Established in 2002, the quality of our work is evidenced by the stature of our long-standing clients, which include The Scouts Association, King’s College London, Suzuki GB, Simplify Group, Motability Operations Ltd, EDMI, Wolseley UK and Alphabet GB (BMW).

Tier 2 provides custom application development for web, mobile and enterprise integrations to clients across a range of industry sectors. We have particular expertise in the compliant driven worlds of finance and pharmaceuticals, where our regulatory knowledge adds significant value to the project teams we work with in these environments.

Tier 2 now offers Cloud Software Support and technical services around the Red Hat OpenShift Container Management Platform (PaaS) on the G-Cloud 9 procurement portal.


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